Riding back in the on-road bike lane in Wellington St, Collingwood at normal commute speed (~30 km/h) for that stretch. Traffic as usual is backed up and moving slowly.
I approach the intersection with Stanley St and make sure there isn't a car about to creep into the bike lane, as this happens frequently.
A split second later, a car coming from the opposite direction makes a fast right turn through the gap between the backed up cars traveling in my direction, failing to check the bike lane for traffic.
My options: zero. I transitioned from cycle mode to flight mode, airborne over the bonnet and hit the deck on the other side of the car in bike lane, rolled on impact, and came to a stop about 5m away.
I gathered myself together, got up and was immediately asked by a few bystanders if I was ok. Replied that I thought I was. Quick visual check and pat down revealed body and limbs intact. No significant head impact, although the helmet shows a few scratches.
Felt ok and icy calm, and went about starting to collect driver and witness details. Driver claims she didn't see me, and was in tears.
Another bystander removed my bike from the side of the car where it was still wedged. Think I hit the front wheel/wheel well.
In my previous post I mentioned I had some issues with my SIM card, and as Murphy will have it, my phone had no connectivity at this point. Used the driver's phone to call the wife.
Used the "Bike Crash Kit" app to record the number plate and rego (with the camera) and thought I was sorted as far as information went.
Wife picks me up, and all the way home I'm thinking how it sucks to drive and be stuck in traffic.
Get home and inspect my crash report taken with the app, and the photos with the car details are missing. Great. Still have the driver's name and number, as well as the witness details, and will head of to my local branch of the boys in blue this morning.
Damage to self - bruising around my left shin, small gash on my right - either clipped the bars or the side of the car on the way over the bonnet. Left foot a little painful, probably due to the non-standard unclip. Limping a bit.
Damage to bike - frame's a write-off. Will have the rest checked out.
Hope to be back in the saddle on the standby commuter bike on Monday
Site of crash - impact was pretty close to the spot where the cyclist can be seen.
No chance of riding home